An appendix to the unit, containing primary source readings mentioned with this unit, is available in the Teachers Institute office.
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
. New York, 1958.
For teachers—chapter 8—good section on festivals.
Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe
. New York: New York University Press, 1978.
For teachers—if you can read only one book on this topic, this is it. Comprehensive but interesting.
Brucker, Gene, ed.
The Society of Renaissance Florence: A Documentary Study
. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.
Cosman, Madeline Pelner.
Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony
. New York: Braziller.
Wonderful for recipes and everything one needs to know to host a medieval banquet!
Foote, Timothy and Editors of TimeLife Books.
The World of Bruegel (c. 15251569.)
New York: TimeLife Books, 1968.
Medieval Days and Ways
. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., 1937.
For students—wonderful descriptions, short readings, good illustrations.
MacAloon, John J.
Rites, Drama, Festival, Spectacle
. Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues, 1984.
Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice
. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1981.
For teachers—rich in detail on selected festivals in Venice.
Festivities: Ceremonies and Celebrations in Western Europe (15001790)
. Providence: Department of Art, Brown Uni versity, 1979.
For teachers and students—excellent copies of many of the famous paintings and etchings used in this unit.
Splendour At Court
. 1973. For teachers—informative or official pageants.